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  • Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

    Friday, Aug 29, 7:06 am
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.May... Read more...
  • Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

    Friday, Aug 29, 7:00 am
    ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in... Read more...
  • 44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria

    Friday, Aug 29, 7:00 am
    SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria on Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels,... Read more...
  • Israel identifies body as missing American student

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:54 am
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said,... Read more...
  • Britain raises terror threat level

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:42 am
    LONDON (AP) -- Britain raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.Home Secretary Theresa Mays said the decision... Read more...
  • Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:36 am
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than... Read more...
  • Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:30 am
    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored... Read more...
  • 2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:19 am
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Two Rwandan army officers have been charged with inciting the public against the government of President Paul Kagame.Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara and Col. Tom Byabagamba were... Read more...
  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:18 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last... Read more...
  • Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:12 am
    VIENNA (AP) -- The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door.Police official Josef Knoflach has confirmed a media report that a SWAT team that... Read more...
  • Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:12 am
    BEIJING (AP) -- A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in... Read more...
  • Libyan interim government submits resignation

    Friday, Aug 29, 6:06 am
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's interim government submitted its resignation to the newly elected parliament on Friday, raising the possibility that a more inclusive government will be formed, while... Read more...
  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    Friday, Aug 29, 5:55 am
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to... Read more...
  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    Friday, Aug 29, 5:37 am
    GENEVA (AP) -- The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires... Read more...
  • Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

    Friday, Aug 29, 5:30 am
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing... Read more...
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